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ILO launches campaign to combat mass fainting

(24-July-2012 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 52; Issue44; Page 19)

The International Labor Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia program yesterday launched its One Change Campaign to encourage factories to implement changes that would reduce incidents of mass fainting.

Villagers no longer seen as secessionists

(24-July-2012 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 52; Issue 44; Page 18)

Villagers locked in a land dispute in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district no longer pose a secessionist threat, and those remaining in the contested area will receive new plots of land on which to live, the district governor said yesterday.

New draft law could legalize land grabbing

(24-July-2012 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 52; Issue 44; Page 1)

A law on the management of farmland currently being drafted by the Ministry of Agriculture is a threat to private land owners as it imposes criminal penalties for farmers who do not abide by new powers the government would have to demarcate land, a human rights group said in a report released yesterday.

Cambodian fishermen returned from Africa

(23-July-2012 / The Phnom Penh Post )

Two Cambodian fishermen, trafficked into slave labour in South Africa in mid-2011, returned safely to Phnom Penh on Friday after being rescued by legal resource group the Community Legal Education Centre.

Land concession cancelled by PM

(23-July-2012 / The Phnom Penh Post )

The Cambodian government has cancelled a 14,981-hectare concession in the Cardamom Mountains granted to an Australian firm for a banana plantation, the conservation group Wildlife Alliance has reported.

Victims of February shooting re-questioned by Judge

(23-July-2012 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 52; Issue 43; Page 19)

A judge at the Svay Rieng Provincial Court on Friday re-questioned three victims injured during a February shooting at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bavet City.

Two arrested in Pursat as further evictions loom

(23-July-2012 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 51; Issue43; Page17)

Two more people in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district have been arrested in conjunction with what local authorities are calling a secessionist plot, while provincial authorities threatened to demolish more homes if residents do not leave a disputed area, officials said yesterday.

People of 175 families in Siem Reap ask for land concession

(20-July-2012 / VOD)

It bases on the public forum about “Rights and Development” that arranged by Cambodia Center for Human Rights took place at Chikreng commune Chikreng district Seim Reap province on Thursday. The forum revealed that there are 175 families have a long-running land dispute at Tomnub Soung, but now they live in bad situation and they do not have land to plant rice due to the authority take that land to give to people at Anglong Somnor. Now they ask for the solution from the authority to provide the land concession.

Police forbid villagers who protest to ask the court to release 6 people who involve with land dispute

(20-July-2012 / RFA)

Group of villagers from Cheng Meanchey commune Banan district Battambang province are protesting to Battambang Provincial Court demanding to release 6 villagers that involved in land dispute who arrested by authorities following the Battambang Provincial Court's warrant.

Radio ban to be repeated during elections

(20-July-2012 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 52; Issue 41; Page18)

The government will repeat a controversial election-weekend ban on radio broadcasts during next year’s national elections, the information minister said yesterday.